By Jack Cunningham

20th Nov, 2021 | 8:40pm

Kalvin Phillips praises Leeds United teammate Adam Forshaw

Kalvin Phillips has heaped praise on his Leeds United teammate Adam Forshaw after he played a full 90 minutes against Leicester City.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds about the 30-year-old, the Whites man revealed his admiration for Forshaw and also his desire to play alongside him.

Forshaw went through hell and back for a long time, but it seems as if he is over the worst of his problems and is back making an impact for the first team, which is great to see.

Phillips said: “I know it’s been very painful for him over the last 18 months or so. I’m very close to Ads; to be fair, he’s a very nice person.

“Even though he’s been out for so long, he’s always been in high spirits and spoke to everyone, never gone in a mood or showed that it’s affected him in any way. I really respect him for that. He deserves everything he gets.

“We’re good friends, we get on really well, and I think it shows on the football pitch that we understand each other, the way each other plays.

“I enjoy playing with him.”

Phillips and Forshaw to form a partnership.

Marcelo Bielsa decided to play both Forshaw and Phillips together in the Leicester game before the international break, and they were both very good.

Forshaw was especially impressive, and it is no wonder that Phillips wants to play alongside him more.

Hopefully, both players can stay free of injuries and keep turning in strong performances for their club side.

Forshaw has made an incredible recovery from what looked like a career-threatening injury that just wouldn’t seem to budge.

So, it remains to be seen if Bielsa partners the two again, but after the way they played against the Foxes, you would think he will take that risk and play them together against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Forshaw has had an absolute nightmare with injuries, so let us all hope that he can stay fit and contribute to a successful season for the Whites.
In truth, it would be the least that he deserves.

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